The Bend Beer Chase is a six-person running relay spanning approximately 55 miles over one epic day. Consisting of 12 legs of varying distance (4-8 miles per leg), each runner on the team runs two legs.
The course starts at 10 Barrel Brewing in Bend, travels to Redmond and back to finish at the Deschutes Historical Museum in downtown Bend. Along the entire course, local breweries host exchange points where participants sample their craft. With 20 beers on tap at the Finish Line, participants can enjoy a full pint from their favorite brewery!
Teams are encouraged to run/walk the Keg Leg, a 3-mile route through downtown Bend, where teams experience eight great local craft breweries. Come join us at the Bend Beer Chase, and take the opportunity to spend the day outdoors enjoying the views, amazing craft brews, and getting in some exercise, all while being with friends!
Registration for Bend Beer Chase 2023 is now open!
ONE DAY RELAY * 55 MILES * 12 LEGS * 6 RUNNERS
May 6, 2023
The Bend Beer Chase is a one-day six-person running & walking relay of approximately 55 miles, consisting of 12 legs of varying distance (4-8 miles per leg). The course starts in Bend, travels to Redmond, and returns to finish in Bend, while experiencing the amazing craft breweries of Central Oregon. On a 6-person team, each person runs 2 legs; On a 3-person team, each person runs 4 legs and we welcome teams of all sizes between 1 and 6 runners/walkers. The relay starts at 10 Barrel on the east side of Bend and finishes with a beer festival hosted in downtown Bend on the beautiful grounds of the Deschutes Historical Museum. Each time you exchange at a brewery, you have the option to enjoy a 3-4oz sample of craft beer from the sponsoring brewery. Consumption is not required. Every team is required to have a designated driver and DD’s are not allowed to consume alcohol during the event.
Once your team completes the relay portion of the race in downtown Bend, teams have the opportunity to participate in the Keg Leg, a 3 mile walk/run with stops at 8 breweries in downtown Bend. The Keg Leg starts and finishes at the Deschutes Historical Museum after the completion of the Relay. The Keg Leg is included with team relay registration and van drivers/ designated drivers and official team volunteers are welcome to participate with their team at no additional charge. Other friends or family members can register separately for the Keg Leg. See more details below.
Course map will be available in Spring 2023.
Bend Beer Chase Registration Fees
|Between October 1st, 2022 – December 14th, 2022|
|1-2 person Team:||$250|
|3-4 Person Team:||$475|
|5-6 Person Team:||$700|
|Between December 15th, 2022 – February 28th, 2023|
|1-2 person Team:||$300|
|3-4 Person Team:||$525|
|5-6 Person Team:||$775|
|Between March 1st, 2023 – May 1st, 2023|
|1-2 person Team:||$350|
|3-4 Person Team:||$575|
|5-6 Person Team:||$825|
Choose your volunteer option:
Hire-A-Volunteer Donation Fees:
|Registration between October 1st, 2022 – December 14th, 2022||$125|
|Registration between December 15th, 2022 – February 28th, 2023||$175|
|Registration between March 1st, 2023 – May 1st, 2023||$225|
|Change to HAV within 30 days of the event||$300|
Your HAV donation is due within 7 days of your team registration (postmarked). The donation amount increases to $300 if your check is not postmarked by 4/1/2023.
HAV Payment Instructions:
Only if you selected to “Request Nonprofit Volunteers” your team’s donation check (see above for amount) is due within 7 days of your team registration (postmarked).
This payment must be made out to Cascade Relays Foundation. Please send a check to:
Cascade Relays Foundation
PO Box 1088
Bend OR 97709
Include on the memo of your check your team name, team captain name (if different from the name on the check) and Beer Chase.
*A team can decide to change from Volunteer Option #1 to Volunteer Option #2 up until March 1st without penalty – please contact [email protected] to make this switch.
October 1st, 2023
December 15th, 2023
March 1st, 2023
April 1st, 2023
April 15th, 2023
May 5th, 2023
May 6th, 2023
Bend Beer Chase 2023!
2020 Team Captains – Click HERE for instructions on how to apply your 2020 credit or deferral to your 2023 registration.
|Open||One or more under 40|
|Grand-Masters||All 50 or over|
|Masters||All 40 or over|
|Sub-Masters||All 30 or over|
|Corporate||At least 4 employees from same company*|
|Public Service||Military/ Law Enforcement/ Firemen^|
|Brewers||At least 4 employees from same brewery**|
|Solo/ Pair/ Ultra||1/2/3-4 runners|
|Eco-Challenge||No team van! All members ride bikes between exchange points|
*CORPORATE: At least 4 members must be employed or relatives of employees by the same company. No gender categories in this division.
^PUBLIC SERVICE: At least 4 members or relatives. No gender categories in this division.
**BREWERS: At least 4 employees must be employed or relatives of employees by the same brewery. No gender categories in this division.
Don’t have a full team? Looking to join a team? You’ve come to the right place!
Step 1: Fill out this form with your information.
Step 2: Go to this spreadsheet to find teams looking for runners or runners looking for a team. Contact them directly.
Step 3: Once you’ve found your match made in heaven, email [email protected] to be removed from the list. Please include “Bend Beer Chase” and the name listed in the spreadsheet in your request email.
The Bend Beer Chase Keg Leg is a 3-mile run/walk with your friends to experience a number of amazing breweries in downtown Bend.
All Bend Beer Chase participants are automatically registered for the Keg Leg. Individuals looking to participate in the Keg Leg only can register separately. You will receive your bib, participant shirt and taster cup.
|Individual Keg Leg||$40 per person|
All Bend Beer Chase participants are automatically registered for the Keg Leg. Individuals looking to participate in the Keg Leg only can register separately.
Course map will be available in Spring of 2023.